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Adopted son : Washington, Lafayette, and the friendship that saved the Revolution

Author: David A Clary
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"They were unlikely comrades-in-arms. One was a self-taught, middle-aged Virginia planter in charge of a ragtag army of revolutionaries, the other a rich, glory-seeking teenage French aristocrat. But the childless Washington and the orphaned Lafayette forged a bond as strong as any between father and son, a trust that saw them through betrayals, shifting political alliances, and the trials of war. Their friendship  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clary, David A.
Adopted son.
New York : Bantam Books, c2007
(OCoLC)680585020
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette, marquis de; Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette, marquis de
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David A Clary
ISBN: 0553804359 9780553804355
OCLC Number: 70407848
Description: 564 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue : an inexplicable charm (June 28, 1778) --
I was all on fire to have a uniform (September 1757-December 1775) --
So young and inexperienced a person (February 1732-June 1775) --
This great military arrangement (July 1775-June 1777) --
The confusion became extreme (June-September 1777) --
I am now fixed to your fate (September 1777-January 1778) --
Oh American freedom what shall become of you! (January-April 1778) --
They will not be fond of fighting us (April-July 1778) --
I hope your French friend will ever be dear to you (July 1778-January 1779) --
I love him as my own son (January 1779-March 1780) --
I am considered too American (March-December 1780) --
The boy cannot escape me! (January-July 1781) --
The fifth act has just ended (July-Dec. 1781) --
Do often remember your adopted son (January 1782-December 1784) --
Vive La Fayette! (January 1785-December 1791) --
The lament of Washington (January 1792-December 1799) --
Le Vashington Fran?ais (January 1800-May 1834) --
Afterword: Greatness of name in the father oft-times overwhelms the son.
Responsibility: David A. Clary.
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"They were unlikely comrades-in-arms. One was a self-taught, middle-aged Virginia planter in charge of a ragtag army of revolutionaries, the other a rich, glory-seeking teenage French aristocrat. But the childless Washington and the orphaned Lafayette forged a bond as strong as any between father and son, a trust that saw them through betrayals, shifting political alliances, and the trials of war. Their friendship continued throughout their lives. Lafayette inspired widespread French support for a struggling young America and personally influenced Washington's antislavery views. Washington's enduring example as general and statesman guided Lafayette during France's own revolution years later. Using personal letters and other key documents, author Clary offers a rare glimpse of the American Revolution, including intimate portraits of such major figures as Alexander Hamilton, Benedict Arnold, and Benjamin Franklin. The result is a remarkable, little-known epic of friendship, revolution, and the birth of a nation.--From publisher description."--Source other than the Library of Congress.

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